Ambient Air Monitoring

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Ambient air quality monitoring involves the measurement and assessment of air pollutants present in the outdoor environment. It helps evaluate the overall air quality, identify sources of pollution, and assess compliance with air quality standards.

Pollutants Monitored

Ambient air quality monitoring typically measures a range of pollutants, including PM1, PM2.5, PM10, PM100, Carbon Monoxide (CO), Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Sulphur Dioxide (SO2), Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), Ozone (O3), Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S), Ambient Noise, Light, UV, Temperature, and Humidity. Each pollutant has its own health and environmental impacts.

Monitoring Stations

Monitoring stations are strategically located in various areas to provide representative data on air quality. These stations may be situated in urban areas, industrial zones, residential areas, near traffic sources, or in rural locations to capture different pollutant levels and variations.

Data Analysis and Reporting

The collected air quality data is analysed to assess pollutant levels, trends, and compliance with air quality standards and guidelines. Reports can be generated to communicate the findings to relevant authorities, policymakers, and the public.

Public Health Protection

Air pollution can have detrimental effects on human health, contributing to respiratory problems, cardiovascular diseases, allergies, and other health issues. Ambient air quality monitoring helps identify areas with poor air quality, assess pollutant levels, and take necessary measures to protect public health.

Compliance with Regulations

Ambient air quality monitoring is essential for assessing compliance with national and international air quality standards and regulations. Monitoring data helps identify areas where pollutant concentrations exceed the permissible limits, triggering the need for remedial actions and pollution control measures.

Ambient Air Monitoring Locations

Urban Areas

Monitoring stations are often located in urban areas, including city centres and residential neighbourhoods, where high population density and various pollution sources, such as traffic and industrial activities, can significantly impact air quality.

Industrial Zones

Monitoring stations are established in industrial areas to assess the air quality impacts of industrial emissions. These locations help monitor the pollutants emitted by factories, power plants, refineries, and other industrial facilities.

Residential Areas

Residential areas require monitoring stations to provide valuable insights into the air quality experienced by communities and the potential health impacts of long-term exposure to pollutants. 

Traffic Hotspots

Monitoring ambient air near major roadways, intersections, and traffic congestion points capture the pollutants emitted by vehicles. These locations help evaluate the impact of traffic-related emissions on air quality and inform transportation planning and management strategies.

Schools, Universities and Hospitals

Monitoring stations are sometimes established in sensitive areas, such as near schools, universities hospitals, or parks, to assess air quality in locations where vulnerable populations spend a significant amount of time.


Many airports around the world have installed Air Quality monitors to gain actionable data insights on various parameters of air quality and the weather

Suitable Products

The Polludrone is a fully integrated air quality monitor that delivers reference equivalent performance. Polludrone is a comprehensive solution to monitor all the critical ambient environmental parameters related to air quality, noise, odor, weather, radiation.

PM1, PM2.5, PM10, PM100 (TSP), CO2, CO, SO2, NO,

NO2, O3, H2S, Noise, Light, UV-Radiation, Temperature, Humidity

Dustroid is a Continuous Air Particulate Monitoring system to measure the concentration of dust particulates in the ambient air. The ambient dust monitor range is capable of monitoring various sizes of particulates.

PM1, PM2.5, PM10, PM100 (TSP), 

Temperature, Humidity

The Odosense is an e-nose based odour monitoring system designed to monitor various odourful and toxic gases. Odosense continuously detects, measures, and monitors the odourful gaseous contaminants. 

SO2, H2S, NH3, CH₃SH, TVOC, CH2O, NO₂, Cl₂, Temperature,Humidity

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